The Song of Achilles (Enhanced Edition), by Madeline Miller: This is one of those books where you know exactly how it will end, and you watch the beginning turn into the middle and sail towards tragedy on the edge of your seat. A very deep and dimensional version of the classic story. I have the kindle version, but the paperback cover is lovely and sparkly.
Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
My favorite book ♥ Little, Big by John Crowley: A family saga anchored on the edge of a forest that's more than it seems. A unique take on magical realism. The first half was super hard for me—the prose is beautiful, but also so calming I had trouble reading more than 20 pages a night. The last half, though, is truly lovely. One of those books that makes you feel really small and really huge in the universe, all at once.
City of Thieves: by David Benioff. I absolutely loved this book. Dark humor and great characters on the backdrop of a WWII Leningrad. A deserter and a looting boy are set free from prison with the impossible charge of finding a dozen eggs for a military official's daughter's wedding cake.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt: Whoa, this cover doesn't feel like the book at all! A coming of age story of an odd girl who idolizes her uncle. After her uncle dies of AIDS, she notices a stranger hanging around...Very good, very emotional. Recommended.